Following our three day residency at Swardeston Common during August our volunteers hit the road again to take their expertise to a number of sites around Norwich. We had a variety of tasks to undertake to keep on top of our Summer programme of cutting and clearing to maintain paths at our sites. So, as well as working our wonders at the sites we also had to remember which site to visit on which day! Anyway, it was an opportunity to explore Norwich and its surroundings. Continue reading Another Road Trip for our Volunteers
Since we published our last Blog in May we have been busy roaming the hinterlands of Norwich tackling a variety of summer jobs keeping the footpaths clear and repairing and maintaining structures. So, here is a summary of what we have been doing. Continue reading On the road with our Volunteers
There is a scene in Monty Python’s film “Life of Brian” where the John Cleese character asks “what have the Romans ever done for us?” and the participants proceed to list all the good things that had been provided during their occupation (sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health). Well, they may have done a lot of similar things when they came to Norfolk in the AD60s but one thing we do know is that they didn’t install enough kissing gates when building the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmunds. Continue reading Another Kissing Gate!
Our last three work days have been spent at Bowthorpe’s Southern Park building fences and a kissing gate. The mains water supply to Bowthorpe has been upgraded with a new feed from Colney cutting a swathe through Southern Park. Temporary fences were installed around the work area and the completion of this provided an opportunity for the Fringe Project to reconfigure the fenced area to better manage the grazing on the site. We also had some new toys to play with! Continue reading More Fencing